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Ghost Town (2008)

Bertram Pincus is a man whose people skills leave much to be desired. When Pincus dies unexpectedly, but is miraculously revived after seven minutes, he wakes up to discover that he now has the annoying ability to see ghosts.

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Joseph Badalucco Jr. ...
Accident Bystander (as Joe Badalucco)
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Tyree Michael Simpson ...
Sneezy Cop (as Tyre Simpson)
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Sneezy Lady
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Upper East Side Lady
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Bridget Moloney ...
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Greenpeace Guy (as Raymond Lee)
Joey Mazzarino ...
Food Delivery Guy
Brad Oscar ...
Day Doorman
Kathleen Landis ...
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Bertram Pincus is a man whose people skills leave much to be desired. When Pincus dies unexpectedly, but is miraculously revived after seven minutes, he wakes up to discover that he now has the annoying ability to see ghosts. Even worse, they all want something from him, particularly Frank Herlihy who pesters him into breaking up the impending marriage of his widow Gwen. That puts Pincus squarely in the middle of a triangle with spirited result. Written by Studio Approved Synopsis

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This place is so dead. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for some strong language, sexual humor and drug references | See all certifications »

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19 September 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La ville fantôme  »

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Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$5,012,315 (USA) (19 September 2008)

Gross:

$13,214,030 (USA) (7 November 2008)
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Trivia

The WWII nurse ghost is played by Betty Gilpin. She became famous for portraying a Doctor - Dr. Carrie Roman in Showtime's 'Nurse Jackie'. See more »

Goofs

When Dr. Pincus is taking an impression of a female patient, he has her bite down into a tray of alginate. That material is not supposed to be bitten into but instead it is seated and held with hand pressure. Biting into an alginate impression can distort the impression or push the teeth into the tray, also distorting the impression. See more »

Quotes

Bertram Pincus: Dr. Prashar - you're from a... scary country, right?
Dr. Prashar: ...I'm from India...
Bertram Pincus: But, you're not... Christian, like us?
Dr. Prashar: ...I'm a Hindu...
Bertram Pincus: Yeah. So, um, how would you extract information from a hostile?
Dr. Prashar: Well... as a... Hindu person... I would just... ask him... politely...
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Crazy Credits

Directly after the end titles fade to black, there is a brief outburst of near-hysterical laughter. See more »

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References It's a Wonderful Life (1946) See more »

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I'm Still in Love (w/You)
Written & Performed by Mark J. Petracca (as Dusty Wright)
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Ghost Town (2008) ***
28 September 2008 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

What really made this rather familiar story work for me was British comedian Ricky Gervais in the part of a grouchy NY dentist who starts seeing ghosts after he has a peculiar mishap during a routine colonoscopy. This is a lightweight comedy/drama/love story with elements that we've seen plenty of times before, but as I said I thought Gervais made all the difference, and it's his picture entirely. Had the part been played by Adam Sandler, Jim Carey, or some other over-exposed celebrity, it wouldn't have been as effective. Greg Kinnear is really an afterthought here as a dead man who keeps appealing to Gervais to help break up the inevitable wedding of his widow (Tea Leoni). *** out of ****


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